KISMAYO Unexploded Ordinances (UXO’s)






STORY: SOMALIA / KISMAYO UNEXPLODED ORDINANCES
TRT: 2.34
SOURCE: AMISOM
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DATELINE: 05 OCTOBER 2012, KISMAYO, SOMALIA

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, AMISOM Kenyan Combat engineers outside police station
2. Med shot, Kenyan combat engineers
3. Med shot, Engineer lying on the floor checking for IED’s
4. Wide shot, Combat engineer checking
5. Wide shot, troops standing guard outside the police station
6. Wide shot, Kenyan soldiers at a street conner
7. Wide shot woman crossing the road
8. Wide shot, men walking on the street
9. Wide shot, exterior of UNHCR compound
10. Wide shot, combat engineers looking for UXO’s
11. Close up, Kenyan combat engineer
7. Close up, gun mounted on the technical
12. Wide shot, engineers checking an abandoned car
13. Close up, RPG war heads
14. Wide shot, more of combat engineers
15. Close up, UXO’s
16. SOUNDBITE (English),Captain Arthur Ang’iela , AMISOM Combat
Engineer Kenyan Contingent Sector 2
“We’ve found a bomb in front, its got explosives but there is no fuse
in, the fusing went of but the explosive remained intact so its kind
of save to carry because if we demolish here, it might affect the
structures around, the wall and the foundation of the house. So its
better we carry it to an open place and demolish it there.”

17. Wide shot, AMISOM Kenya combat engineers digging
18. Close up, UXO’s in the hole
19. Med shot, combat engineer placing explosives
20. Close up, engineer placing explosives
21. Med shot, engineer placing charge
22. Wide shot, AMISOM troops clearing the demolition area
23. Med shot, engineers setting charge
24. Med shot, demolition

STORY:
Somalia’s port city of Kismayo is slowly facing up to the reality on
the ground, the Somali National Army and member of the Ras Konboni
Brigade, a pro government force, are now in control of the city. With
support from AMISOM forces from Kenya, Kismayo was captures from the
al Qaeda backed militant group al Shabaab on the 2nd of October 2012.
The islamic fundamentalist had controlled the city for over four years
and depended on it heavily to finance their extremist operations
through taxation and the export of charcoal by sea.

The Kenyan contingent of AMISOM, the AU peacekeeping force in the
areas are now tasked with not only securing strategic locations, but
also searching for IED’s (Improvised Explosive Devices ) and UXO’s
(Unexploded Ordinances) that al Shabaab might have left hidden behind.
At the old police station in town, a group of combat engineers scale
through the abandon building after receiving reports that it was
being used by the al Shabaab and suspected to have been booby trapped.

After hours of slowly checking through the building dark cells, no
IED’s where found, but not too far away in a compound that used to
belong to the UNHRC, some unexploded ordinances have been recovered
underneath an old car wreck. They also found other UXO’s in the
compound that need to dispose off.

SOUNDBITE (English),Captain Arthur Ang’iela , AMISOM Combat Engineer
Kenyan Contingent Sector 2
“We’ve found a bomb in front, its got explosives but there is no fuse
in, the fusing went of but the explosive remained intact so its kind
of save to carry because if we demolish here, it might affect the
structures around, the wall and the foundation of the house. So its
better we carry it to an open place and demolish it there.”

It not an easy task, it requires a lot of concentration and any slight
mistake could cost lives, these AMISOM engineers put there lives at
risk everyday as they comb through Kismayo’s buildings with the hope
of making it safer place for its resident.

In recent months Somalia has achieved a number of milestones, it swore
in a president and members of the legislative assembly, which
officially brought an end to the political transitional period. Just
this week it become the newest party to the Ottawa convention that
bans the use and stockpiling of land-mines, an issue the country has
had to deal with as a result of decades of lawlessness and lack of a
function government since the early 1990’s.

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KISMAYO Unexploded Ordinances (UXO's)

STORY: SOMALIA / KISMAYO UNEXPLODED ORDINANCES

TRT: 2.34

SOURCE: AMISOM

RESTRICTIONS: This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is not to be sold on and is restricted for other purposes. All enquiries to news@auunist.org

CREDIT REQUIRED: AU/UN IST

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 05 OCTOBER 2012, KISMAYO, SOMALIA

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, AMISOM Kenyan Combat engineers outside police station

2. Med shot, Kenyan combat engineers

3. Med shot, Engineer lying on the floor checking for IED's

4. Wide shot, Combat engineer checking

5. Wide shot, troops standing guard outside the police station

6. Wide shot, Kenyan soldiers at a street conner

7. Wide shot woman crossing the road

8. Wide shot, men walking on the street

9. Wide shot, exterior of UNHCR compound

10. Wide shot, combat engineers looking for UXO's

11. Close up, Kenyan combat engineer

7. Close up, gun mounted on the technical

12. Wide shot, engineers checking an abandoned car

13. Close up, RPG war heads

14. Wide shot, more of combat engineers

15. Close up, UXO's

16. SOUNDBITE (English),Captain Arthur Ang'iela , AMISOM Combat

Engineer Kenyan Contingent Sector 2

"We've found a bomb in front, its got explosives but there is no fuse

in, the fusing went of but the explosive remained intact so its kind

of save to carry because if we demolish here, it might affect the

structures around, the wall and the foundation of the house. So its

better we carry it to an open place and demolish it there."

17. Wide shot, AMISOM Kenya combat engineers digging

18. Close up, UXO's in the hole

19. Med shot, combat engineer placing explosives

20. Close up, engineer placing explosives

21. Med shot, engineer placing charge

22. Wide shot, AMISOM troops clearing the demolition area

23. Med shot, engineers setting charge

24. Med shot, demolition

STORY:

Somalia's port city of Kismayo is slowly facing up to the reality on

the ground, the Somali National Army and member of the Ras Konboni

Brigade, a pro government force, are now in control of the city. With

support from AMISOM forces from Kenya, Kismayo was captures from the

al Qaeda backed militant group al Shabaab on the 2nd of October 2012.

The islamic fundamentalist had controlled the city for over four years

and depended on it heavily to finance their extremist operations

through taxation and the export of charcoal by sea.

The Kenyan contingent of AMISOM, the AU peacekeeping force in the

areas are now tasked with not only securing strategic locations, but

also searching for IED's (Improvised Explosive Devices ) and UXO's

(Unexploded Ordinances) that al Shabaab might have left hidden behind.

At the old police station in town, a group of combat engineers scale

through the abandon building after receiving reports that it was

being used by the al Shabaab and suspected to have been booby trapped.

After hours of slowly checking through the building dark cells, no

IED's where found, but not too far away in a compound that used to

belong to the UNHRC, some unexploded ordinances have been recovered

underneath an old car wreck. They also found other UXO's in the

compound that need to dispose off.

SOUNDBITE (English),Captain Arthur Ang'iela , AMISOM Combat Engineer

Kenyan Contingent Sector 2

"We've found a bomb in front, its got explosives but there is no fuse

in, the fusing went of but the explosive remained intact so its kind

of save to carry because if we demolish here, it might affect the

structures around, the wall and the foundation of the house. So its

better we carry it to an open place and demolish it there."

It not an easy task, it requires a lot of concentration and any slight

mistake could cost lives, these AMISOM engineers put there lives at

risk everyday as they comb through Kismayo's buildings with the hope

of making it safer place for its resident.

In recent months Somalia has achieved a number of milestones, it swore

in a president and members of the legislative assembly, which

officially brought an end to the political transitional period. Just

this week it become the newest party to the Ottawa convention that

bans the use and stockpiling of land-mines, an issue the country has

had to deal with as a result of decades of lawlessness and lack of a

function government since the early 1990's.